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Castilleja lanata

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Distribution: In Trans-Pecos Texas, SW New Mexico, SE Arizona, and northern Mexico.

Plants Seen or Cited: This species is well represented in the UNM herbarium with collections from Dona Ana (3 sheets), Catron (1), Grant (1), Hidalgo (7), and Otero (6). Nesom (1992) maps 38 locations in 13 west Texas counties.

Habitat: Dry rocky slopes and hillsides up to the P-J zone.

Discussion: Based on the distribution and number of collections, this is not a rare species.

Important Literature:

Holmgren, N.H. 1976. Four new species of Mexican Castilleja and their relatives. Brittonia 28:195-208.

Nesom, G.L. 1992. A new species of Castilleja from southcentral Texas with comments on other Texas taxa. Phytologia 72(3):209-230.

Olsen, M.C. 1965. A systematic study of the genus Castilleja in New Mexico. Unpubl. M.S. Thesis, UNM.

Information Compiled By: Robert Sivinski, 1998

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